The Open Society Foundations’ work on economic justice includes helping governments to use public resources in support of equitable development, and using direct, private-sector investments to yield positive social impact.
Investing in India, One Entrepreneur at a Time
Socially responsible businesses have a bright future in India, offering a way to improve living standards while encouraging others to jump into the fray. Here’s how the Open Society Foundations are supporting the movement.
What’s Changed (and What Hasn’t) Since the Rana Plaza Nightmare
In the five years since unsafe working conditions cost more than a thousand lives in Bangladesh, some progress has been made. But workers face fundamental challenges—including a state that’s still not doing enough to help.
Why Dirty Money Is a Feminist Issue
Their connection to feminism may not be obvious, but issues such as tax evasion and money laundering are ultimately about women’s rights. Because when austerity and inequality combine, it’s women and girls who suffer.
The Message of the Panama Papers
The massive data leak reveals how vast amounts of wealth are secretly moved around the world. Now, political leaders must close the loopholes that allow this to happen.
Spreading Access to Finance Across Ghana, One New Customer at a Time
By making face-to-face contact with people, mobile bankers help ease newcomers into the formal financial system.
Uber and Workers’ Rights in the New Economy
A recent ruling that declared an Uber driver an employee of the ride-share company highlights how new economy workers are being regulated by old economy laws.
Is This the End of Jobs as We Know Them?
In the future, which workers will “win” and which ones will “lose”?
Journalists Reveal the Secret World of Offshore Tax Havens
Offshore financial secrecy has spread aggressively around the globe, allowing the wealthy to avoid taxes, and fueling corruption and economic woes, according to a new investigative journalism project.